Christine Brendle is the Managing Director of Dow Jones Consumer Media Group in Asia.
Based in Hong Kong, she has management responsibility for the commercial operations of The Wall Street Journal Asia and the regional web site asia.WSJ.com, the monthly Far Eastern Economic Review, the Chinese-language web site Chinese WSJ.com, and spearheads business development initiatives targeting consumers across Asia, both directly and through partnerships.
Ms. Brendle joined the Journal in February 2006, following a 17-year career with the Hachette Filipacchi publishing group in Asia, the U.S. and Europe.
From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Brendle served as president and chief executive officer of Hachette Filipacchi Asia Pacific, and from 1993 to 1995 served as vice president, Asia Pacific, and managing director, Hong Kong and China.
Ms. Brendle also served in a number of other roles for Hachette Filipacchi: from 1991 to 1993 for Hachette Filipacchi Japan and Time Hachette Japan; from 1988 to 1991 for ELLE Publishing and Hachette Publications Inc. in New York; and from 1984 to 1988 for Hachette Filipacchi Presse S.A. in France.
From 2001 until joining the Journal in 2006, Ms. Brendle had been a media industry consultant and publishing entrepreneur. In 2004, with her partners she launched Daily7 and Daily10, two daily English-language newspapers for children. Since 2000, she also has served as a foreign trade adviser to the French Trade Commission.
Ms. Brendle received an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business Administration of Columbia University in New York, and a diploma from ESSEC (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) in France.